Summer Festival

Summer Festival (cover)
Released: 2005/10/01 by FTD
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A soundboard CD with Elvis' dinner show performance from August 11, 1972.


The ElvisNews Review

The latest outing on FTD is a soundboard from August 1972. Let’s have a closer look and listen. Design The design is simple but tasteful, with some nice shots of our man, memorabilia and the Hilton. The only minor is that the decoration font is also used on the detailed tracklist inside, which makes it not very clear to read. Of course the songtitles gave no problems, we recognize them, but we spent more than a few seconds to figure out that there was a dropout during the closing of the main show. Well, at least we made it before we actually heard it. Content The show is certainly not bad. At several songs Elvis really gave it a try: “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me”, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’”, “What Now My Love” and even “Until It’s Time for You To Go” still seemed to ignite something in the king. Unfortunately it was not enough to hide the fact that Elvis really got bored in Vegas at this time. The show as a whole lacks the vitality of what Elvis did on tours often, even a couple of more years later. The sound is bearable, pretty “thin” overall. When E pumps up the volume in his finales, it almost becomes ear-aching. Conclusion Not a must have, unless you are a completist. This escape might be interesting for those who are not into bootlegs or just missed the releases from this engagement like “Blazing Into The Darkness” or “I’ll Remember You”, to name a couple.


Elvisuperman (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 2, 2007report abuse
3 Stars3 Stars3 StarsThe problem that I have with all these "Live" CD's is the body of songs is rarely different. Occassionally a different song or two is thrown in, but nothing we haven't heard before. As well, sound quality tends to be an issue, but Elvis forgetting the words or laughing through a song tends to take away from the albums musical significance and just leads non-fans to re-state that he was not a serious artist in the 70's.
pasa-ryu (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2005report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsGreat release this time from f.t.d. lable!-a very enjoyable las vegas show from 1972!,i really enjoyed listening to rare songs ,like 'my way' and loved the real live feeling this cd shows..sound quality could have been better,as it sounds 'mono' not 'stereo'but it is a 'soundboard' release,so this is forgiveable..10/10.
genedin (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 5, 2005
Invisible because there were too many capitals in the text
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